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Demise of Japan’s Oracle Octopus Catches British Media Attention

July 4, 2018

London- Killing and selling of an octopus that correctly predicted Japan’s all FIFA World Cup group match results have drawn media attention in Britain. The “psychic” octopus, caught in Hokkaido, northern Japan, “has been killed and turned into sashimi,” public

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Japanese-Born British Author Ishiguro Honored by Nagasaki

July 4, 2018

London- Japanese-born British author Kazuo Ishiguro, 63, the winner of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Literature, received a certificate as an honorary citizen of Nagasaki from Tomihisa Taue, mayor of the southwestern Japan city, on Tuesday in London. At the

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Japan Supporters Leave Spotless Impression behind at World Cup

July 3, 2018

Tokyo- Not only did the Japanese national soccer team’s performance at the FIFA World Cup in Russia attract attention, but its supporters also captured the hearts of people around the world by leaving stadiums spotless after watching matches. Many supporters

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Foreign Tourists’ Favorite Areas Enjoy Land Price Rises

July 3, 2018

Tokyo- Areas popular with foreign tourists in Japan, such as Tokyo, Kyoto and Okinawa Prefecture, have enjoyed strong growth in land prices year on year, a government report showed Monday. The southernmost prefecture of Okinawa posted growth of 5.0 pct

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Rakugo Storyteller Katsura Utamaru Dies at 81

July 2, 2018

Tokyo- Rakugo storyteller Katsura Utamaru, who appeared on the “Shoten” popular television comedy show for five decades, died of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at a hospital in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, south of Tokyo, on Monday morning. He was 81. Utamaru,

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Naomi Watanabe among Time’s 25 Most Influential People on the Internet

July 2, 2018

Tokyo- Japanese comedian Naomi Watanabe landed a spot in the Time magazine’s latest list of the 25 most influential people on the Internet. Watanabe, known for her over-the-top impersonations of Beyonce and Lady Gaga, is “Japan’s most popular star on

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Christian Sites in Japan Added to World Heritage List

July 2, 2018

Tokyo- A UNESCO committee decided Saturday to inscribe a dozen sites related to Christianity in Nagasaki and Kumamoto prefectures on the World Cultural Heritage list, Japan’s Cultural Affairs Agency said the same day. The set of “Hidden Christian sites” in

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Shopping Center Opens in Nuke Disaster-Hit Fukushima Town

July 1, 2018

Naraha, Fukushima Pref.- A ceremony to celebrate the opening of a public shopping complex took place Saturday in the town of Naraha, Fukushima Prefecture, which has been struggling to recover from the March 2011 nuclear disaster. The public facility, dubbed

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